Women are so despised and devalued in Islamic culture that it leads to this sort of thing. And even though this article says that Muslim clerics and the Taliban object to the practice, the Qur’an says that in Paradise, the blessed will be attended not only by the famous virgins, but by boys like pearls as well:
“Those are the ones brought near in the Gardens of Pleasure, a company of the former peoples and a few of the later peoples, on thrones woven, reclining on them, facing each other. There will circulate among them young boys made eternal with vessels, pitchers and a cup from a flowing spring.” — Qur’an 56:11-18
“And they will be given to drink a cup whose mixture is of ginger, a fountain within Paradise named Salsabeel. There will circulate among them young boys made eternal. When you see them, you would think them scattered pearls. And when you look there, you will see pleasure and great dominion.” — Qur’an 76:17-20
“‘They prefer boys in Afghanistan’: RT unveils DOCUMENTARY about ‘dancing bachas’ recruited for sex,” RT, March 5, 2016:
In Afghanistan women are forbidden to dance in public. Local men suffer – they want entertainment and sex at any cost. RT talked to “bachas”, boys dressed as women who dance for older men at male-only parties, and “playboys”, the bosses who recruit them.
A private party usually ends up with guests bidding for a night with the ‘bacha’ (a ‘boy’ in Farsi).
“I was a field commander for 20 years,” Japar, a local “playboy”, told RT. “In the past, I worked for the government, but now, I’m retired. Everyone has their own interest, some people like boys more than girls. That’s their culture, from long ago in Afghanistan. They’re interested in boys.”
A bacha should be about 12, 13 or 15 years old to be recruited. “People like these ages,” Japar noted, adding that business owners “support” their boys until their “sell-by-date” expires, at about 25.
“When a boy is older, we make their life better. We buy the bacha clothes, pay for their wedding when they’re no longer wanted. We feed them well, we prepare all their food for them. We do everything!” he says in all honesty.
The offer to pay for a wedding can be the key factor for the boy’s parents. As a rule, a groom’s family will spend several thousands of dollars on the marriage ceremony.
Muhammad is 17, he’s been a bacha dancer for about five years. “I want to become self-reliant, to afford to pay my way, not have to look at someone else’s pockets, to earn money of my own, so no one can say, ‘he hasn’t got any money’. I went through so many hard days, in a really bad financial situation. After that I want a bright future, and I want to continue with my education, as well.”
Those involved in the business don’t try to hide their hypocrisy.
“I’m poor, I feel pity for other poor people, so I help them earn,” the man, who was introduced to the RT crew as the big boss, said.
He looks for new boys for his business in public places and often finds some at local playgrounds. The big boss is not interested in the most beautiful, but wants boys from the poorest families – “they’re easier to control,” he says.
“The Mullah sometimes asks me why I have bachas,” another business owner told RT. “He says it’s not Islamic, that money should be used in other ways, in good ways, not on boys. He’s the Mullah, he could destroy me.”…